In less than two years, the award-winning board game Wingspan has sold more than half a million copies worldwide in a dozen languages. This week, a new book that was inspired by the game has been published. Celebrating Birds: An Interactive Field Guide Featuring Art from Wingspan is now out from Harper Design.
The book presents the work of illustrators Natalia Rojas and Ana Maria Martinez along with bird facts provided by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. It is also a guide for fans of Wingspan to play a version of the game in the real world. Readers can wander through nature, collecting points based on the birds, nests, and various habitat and feeding clues they spot outside.
Celebrating Birds features 181 North American bird species, from common ones like Downy Woodpecker and Northern Cardinal to the critically endangered California Condor. Lovely detailed paintings depict each species alongside text and a “cool fact.” We’re happy to present the following slideshow of 10 illustrations from the book. Enjoy!